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Pelvic floor disorders 101

Pelvic floor disorders 101

Laughing with your best friend until you pee your pants can be a hilarious memory or an embarrassing situation you
Early lung cancer screening can save lives

Early lung cancer screening can save lives

Michael Spandorfer, MDPulmonologist and Critical Care SpecialistRoper St. Francis Healthcare Who is at risk for lung cancer?Smoking cigarettes, cigars and
Wagging tails brighten lives

Wagging tails brighten lives

Pets are more than cute companions — they can be sources of comfort, too. That’s the case whether at home
Family’s loss highlights importance of sepsis awareness

Family’s loss highlights importance of sepsis awareness

Allyson Moe never will forget standing in Daniel and Allison Harrold’s yard, grieving the tragic death of their daughter, Clover.
Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi

Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi

Mark Dickson, Vice President of Mission for Roper St. Francis Healthcare pays honor to this special day. “Sunrise in the
What a Chronic Venous Insufficiency diagnoses means for you

What a Chronic Venous Insufficiency diagnoses means for you

Understanding Chronic Venous insufficiency Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI) is a common disease caused by veins in your legs that don’t
What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and its symptoms and treatments?

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) and its symptoms and treatments?

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is an illness that happens when narrowed arteries reduce blood flow, most often to the lower
The dos and don’ts of diabetic foot care

The dos and don’ts of diabetic foot care

If you have diabetes, you can keep your feet healthy by following a few simple steps. Dr. Mary Hanley, medical
4 quick tips to help kick painful period cramps

4 quick tips to help kick painful period cramps

The sciency name for that throbbing, cramping, aching, you-want-to-stay-home-in-bed feeling that you likely experience every month is dysmenorrhea. The pain
What is an Oncology Nurse Navigator?

What is an Oncology Nurse Navigator?

Cancer treatment can be complicated, with several appointments each week, multiple doctors to see and even more medicines to take.
A life-changing turn

A life-changing turn

Last October, Bob and Vikki descended 4,000 feet of elevation, winding around switchbacks in their motorhome on a return trip
Keeping your shoulders in rotation

Keeping your shoulders in rotation

Nearly two million Americans visit their doctors every year seeking care for rotator cuff injuries that cause shoulder pain and
Hip arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy

Hip Arthroscopy: A Minimally Invasive Look Inside Your Hip Joint When rest, physical therapy and other non-surgical treatments fail to
Your immune system vs. cancer

Your immune system vs. cancer

Your immune system’s job is to find foreign cells, like viruses or bacteria, and destroy them. In most people, the
When should I schedule a skin cancer screening?

When should I schedule a skin cancer screening?

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? According to the American Academy of Dermatology,
Lara Committed and Lost 150 lbs

Lara Committed and Lost 150 lbs

Since her bariatric surgery in December 2018, Lara has lost 150 pounds. She credits her continued success to her steadfast
What do I need to know about toenail injuries?

What do I need to know about toenail injuries?

If you’ve ever snagged your toenail or had your nail grow into your skin, you know firsthand how painful it
What is a Foot Neuroma – and how can I treat it?

What is a Foot Neuroma – and how can I treat it?

Have you ever heard of a neuroma? You might not be familiar with the term, but chances are, you or
Connect and learn something new at the Lowcountry, Waring Senior Centers

Connect and learn something new at the Lowcountry, Waring Senior Centers

Many people have felt disconnected and lonely during the COVID-19 pandemic. But when seniors are socially isolated, they’re at higher
Can essential oils ease cold and flu symptoms?

Can essential oils ease cold and flu symptoms?

Congestion, coughing, runny nose, body aches – we’ve all been there during cold and flu season. And it’s positively miserable.